Talking Print launches new cards and modules B2C Shop

London-UK-based Audio and Video in Print consultancy Talking Print recently announced the launch of its new brand – Cards & Modules – selling through eBay. The online shop allows customers to get extremely creative and produce their own unique, personalized audio and video brochures, cards, gifts and perhaps for printers – marketing materials. The shop … Read more →

SwissQprint’s remarkable 10-year journey to success

SwissQprint is celebrating ten years in business this year. Remaining focused on high-quality inkjet flatbed systems, the Swiss-based company has continually strengthened its position in this industry segment. The swissQprint name actually surfaced out of nowhere ten years ago. Today, the brand is a byword for digital printing systems with high quality, huge versatility and … Read more →

Ryerson Image Centre unveils Canada’s past via fascinating photos from The New York Times

This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) at Ryerson University will explore a century of Canada’s remarkable history through poignant and memorable photographs from The New York Times Photo Archives. The Centre is located at 33 Gould Street in downtown Toronto, admission is free and there’ll be free exhibition tours daily at 2:30 pm. Titled … Read more →

PIA Alliance Printer Panel identifies opportunities and challenges for digital print businesses

Last month, the U.S.-based Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) hosted a Digital Think Tank in New York City that brought together 150 equipment manufacturers, their customers, and other printers to talk about the latest technology and trends in digital printing and the industry in general. The morning comprised presentations from sponsors Xerox, Komori and Screen, Ricoh, … Read more →

Nanoparticle ink that prints glowing holograms via an inkjet printer could revolutionize security printing

Researchers at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia, have revealed a new approach for printing luminescent structures based on nanoparticle ink. The optical properties of the ink were achieved through europium-doped zirconia. Particles of this material were proven to be useful for manufacturing glowing holographic coatings with a high degree of protection. The new approach … Read more →

Functional and industrial printing market to grow to $114.8 billion by 2022

For those who think print is dying, we have some just-released news for you from UK-based printing industry market research company Smithers Pira. Forecasts indicate that industrial and functional printing applications are all seeing growth in several sectors – including décor and laminates, ceramics, electronics, displays and photovoltaics, glass, aerospace and automotive, biomedical, promotional and … Read more →

UV printing continues to dominate in offset

With all the buzz around digital printing over the last decade or so, it’s easy to miss the fact that during that same time span, there have been some huge changes for offset printing as well. Approximately 97% of printed pages still come from offset presses, with only 3% printed digitally. So, any changes to … Read more →

Running a successful family-owned printing franchise in Canada: Challenges, rewards and core values

Here, Minuteman Press franchise manager Saqib Tariq shares his insights on running a family-owned design, marketing and printing franchise in Calgary, Alberta, with his brother and father. Their franchise is a member of the Minuteman Press International Million-Dollar Circle for top performers. The family-owned and operated Minuteman Press franchise located in the Beltline region of … Read more →

How to use 500,000 square feet of printing plates a year and still be a sustainability leader

Reynolds and Reynolds (Dayton, Ohio) is a leading U.S. provider of software, services and a huge array of business forms to automotive dealerships. Its software is used to manage sales logistics. It also produces forms used in medicine and insurance. Founded in 1866 as a printer of standardized business forms,  it began developing and marketing … Read more →

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